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Romney is running for Senate. Even if he wins, the Mormon Church has already lost

Utah Senate Romney-9

As several Mormon senators step away from their positions in Congress, some observers wonder...

National

Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, Feb. 22, the 53rd day of 2018. There are 312 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 22, 1732 (New Style date), the first president of the United States, George Washington, was born in Westmoreland County in the Virginia Colony. On this date:...


World

Unprepared and outclassed, North Korea wraps up Olympics

Pyeongchang Olympics Short Track Speed Skating Men

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Unprepared and outclassed, North Korea’s 22 athletes wrapped up their competition at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics on Thursday without a finish higher than 13th. And even that was in a field of 16. North Korea wasn’t expected to come to Pyeongchang until a last-...


World

Michelle Gisin of Switzerland wins Olympic gold in women's combined; Mikaela Shiffrin

JEONGSEON, South Korea (AP) — Michelle Gisin of Switzerland wins Olympic gold in women’s combined; Mikaela Shiffrin gets silver; Vonn skis out.


World

Menendez probes whether US officials helped Trump Jr. on speech, India trip

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. NEW DELHI -- The U.S. Embassy in New Delhi said Thursday that its staff did not advise or assist Donald Trump Jr. on a foreign policy address he is set to give Friday while on a private business trip to India, other than to provide routine support to his Secret...


World

African asylum seekers facing expulsion have embraced Israel

Israel Migrant Maelstrom

HERZLIYA, Israel (AP) — Even as he faces a potential deportation from Israel, 30-year-old Eritrean asylum seeker Johny Goytiom Kafl brims with satisfaction as he looks out upon thousands of fellow protesters rallying against the impending expulsions, all while peacefully secured by police. It’s...


World

Myhrer wins Olympic slalom at 35 as favorites ski out

Pyeongchang Olympics Alpine Skiing

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — With the favorites failing to finish the race, Swedish skier Andre Myhrer won the Olympic gold medal in men’s slalom on Thursday. Myhrer watched as first-run leader Henrik Kristoffersen of Norway, holding a 0.21-second advantage, skied out early in the second run....


World

First Person: How Pyeongchang might feel to a North Korean

Pyeongchang Olympics From Pyongyang to Pyeongchang

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — What’s it like to wake up in North Korea one day and South Korea the next? The differences are pretty jarring. The similarities can be, too. As the AP’s Pyongyang bureau chief since 2013, I’ve been to the North several dozen times and made about a half dozen trips to...


National

Civil disobedience: Teen shooting survivors shake up Capitol

APTOPIX School Shooting Florida

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Holding hand-scrawled signs and wearing black “Parkland Strong” T-shirts, the 40 teenagers filed warily into a committee room at Florida’s state Capitol on Wednesday. They hadn’t been invited and the lawmakers they were intruding upon were in the middle of a meeting. Timid...


World

Venezuelan pastor fills presidential void left by opposition

Venezuela Candidate

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — With two months to go before Venezuela’s presidential election, the only challenger to jump in the ring against President Nicolas Maduro is a little-known television evangelist who was once arrested for fuel smuggling and has a range of business ventures. Despite his...


National

Again the question: Could armed teachers stop shootings?

School Shooting Arming Teachers

In the aftermath of yet another mass school shooting, President Donald Trump says that if one of the victims, a football coach, had been armed “he would have shot and that would have been the end of it.” Revisiting an idea he raised in his campaign, Trump’s comments in favor of allowing teachers to...


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